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Been smoking 10Cigs a day for a year.Quit 2 weeks ago.Withdrawal-THROAT PAIN(no pain in swallowing), clear/white mucus with some brown particles.Help!

Been smoking 10Cigs a day for a year.Quit 2 weeks ago.Withdrawal-THROAT PAIN(no pain in swallowing), clear/white mucus with some brown particles.Help!

Recovery: The appearance of mucus with brown particles is a sign that the airways are recovering from the chronic exposure to smoke. The cilia lining the airways work to sweep away the accumulated smoke. This should resolve in a few days. Do not make the mistake of restarting the cigarettes. Congratulations on making the healthy change. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I'm 22 and occasionally taste and spit out a very small amount of blood. I have no sore throat or fever. I feel fine, but my oral hygeine is not good and I have a yellow spoton my tonsil and a white particle deep inside crupt ii. I only spit out blood ver

I'm 22 and occasionally taste and spit out a very small amount of blood. I have no sore throat or fever. I feel fine, but my oral hygeine is not good and I have a yellow spoton my tonsil and a white particle deep inside crupt ii. I only spit out blood ver

Oral hygiene: Start figuring this out by using excellent oral hygiene for 2 weeks and see how this affects the bleeding. If it stops, there's your answer. If not, see a dentist or physician to evaluate your mouth and tonsils. Research is suggesting that there my be significant health benefits from practicing good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Can we stop this white tongue coating from forming. Does it line our throats right down?

Can we stop this white tongue coating from forming. Does it line our throats right down?

Brush tongue: Try brushing your tongue to remove the coating. Usually there is food and bacterial debris on the tongue that causes the coating. Allergies and post nasal drip can cause your throat to be sore and have the feeling that there is something in the back of your throat. ...Read more

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At the opening to my throat, I have openings that make like white, smelly clumpy things. It happens often. Is this normal?

At the opening to my throat, I have openings that make like white, smelly clumpy things.  It happens often. Is this normal?

Tonsilloliths.: I completely agree with dr. Melder's opinion except the use of 4-6 weeks of antibiotics. This therapy, in my opinion, is much too long and invites the definite possibility of resistant bacteria in the back of the nose. I have had good success with tonsillectomy to completely eradicate this problem. ...Read more

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Is the back of your throat suppose to be white?

Is the back of your throat suppose to be white?

No, same color as: Rest of your rest of the oral Mucosa. If you are having Pain, difficulty in swallowing or Cough with Post nasal drip, get examined. Some times if you are on any medicines, or Inhalers, can coat the back of throat. Clean with water and than examine. Make sure not some food/ Milk product is stuck there. ...Read more

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How to get out white stinky balls from my throat?

Tonsil stones: If you're dextrous, a half-unbent paper clip and penlight can do the trick. If these are a nuisance for you, an otolaryngologist can resurface your tonsils with a laser. ...Read more

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Why do small little white stinky balls come out of my throat?

Why do small little white stinky balls come out of my throat?

Tonsilloliths: These are likely tonsilloliths (tonsil stones). The tonsils have crevices where bacteria and sloughed cells collect. Your description is very typical of these annoying little things. By using a water pik, you can knock them loose. Getting a tonsillectomy is a last resort. ...Read more

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What is the white growth i see at the back of my throat? Should i be concerned?

Growth: See your doctor... You may need a referral to an ENT specialist but it may be a simple matter that your pcp can solve or identify. ...Read more

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What do little white patches in throat mean?

What do little white patches in throat mean?

White patches: Hello, the white patches in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil pimples is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white pimples. Also see your doctor. ...Read more

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Big white streak on the back of my throat?

Big white streak on the back of my throat?

Depends: If it is painful, may be an infection. In any event, should have it checked by your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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